Turns out the CBC can't be trusted. They declared that Quebec premier Jean Charest had definitively lost his seat. Now he seems to have won, and with a 1,300 vote margin no less:
|Candidate||Party||Vote Count||Vote Share||Elected|
|March 27, 12:30:46 AM EDT||212 of 212 polls reporting|
It annoys me to no end that once again a major media outlet is more concerned with being the first to declare something than being factual. I wonder if the CBC will issue an apology?
I just send them the following inquiry but bet I'll never receive a response:
I understand a great deal about computer models but do no understand how you could have declared Jean Charest losing, when he clearly ended up winning and not by a small margin.
Based on similar false reporting in past elections, when are you going to place accuracy above the race to be number one?
Why could your newsroom not have waited until "Elected" really meant ELECTED???